LP: Giving thanks for Libertarian wins this holiday

Via LP.org/party email list:

The struggle is REAL…

…the struggle to vote, the struggle to run, the struggle not to give up hope. The struggle to be heard when the old parties dominate the conversation and control far too many aspects of our lives. The holidays where you struggle to educate family members why neither Nationalism nor Socialism is the answer to our problems. The struggle of listening to your brother-in-law bemoan that Trump is being treated unfairly while your sister announces emphatically how uninterested in politics she is.

Perhaps you are actually looking forward to these times of being together. Maybe all you can think about is hot turkey and creamy mashed potatoes. You might enjoy Thanksgiving more if you find an opportunity to talk to those you love about all the important gains and exciting growth the party of Liberty has experienced in 2019:

There is so much to celebrate and be thankful for!

Libertarian wins are not possible without contributions from each of you who keep the party moving full steam ahead toward each victory. We here at LP headquarters are so grateful for every individual gift that allows us to keep building off of every win and planning for future breakthroughs in Liberty.

We hope that you take this opportunity to reinforce your support for the Libertarian National Party.

We are so very thankful for YOU and are grateful to serve such a dedicated constituency!

Libertarian National Committee, Inc.
1444 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314

4 thoughts on “LP: Giving thanks for Libertarian wins this holiday

  1. Jim

    That vote total is way off. My count is up to 410,150, and I’ve still got all of Pennsylvania and about 100 candidates in New York to go through. And I’m only counting the “Libertarian” line of all those cross-endorsed candidates in New York, so I don’t know why their count is so far short. They’re just not including a whole lot of candidates.

  2. Jim

    I wouldn’t bother until all of the election results are finalized.

    As of right now, I have:

    US House:
    1,167 votes (2 candidates in North Carolina)

    Statewide elections:
    119,558 votes (3 elections for 4 candidates in Kentucky)

    State Senate:
    21,673 votes (6 candidates in 5 states)

    State House:
    18,045 votes (14 candidates in 7 states)

    Local:
    313,426 votes (429 candidates and counting)

    Which comes to 473,869 votes and 455 candidates.

    The LP website is listing 299,452 votes and 245 candidates. The difference is mostly because of New York. They’ve got 62 candidates listed for NY. I’ve got 260.

    I’ve also got 150 winning candidates for 2019, but most of them shouldn’t be counted because they’re just cross-endorsed major party candidates. I have no problem counting the libertarian votes for cross-endorsed candidates because, I assume, those are libertarians just trying to register a vote for the party. But I wouldn’t count a large majority of those 150 winning candidates as a win for the LP.

    I’ve been able to find at least a partial list of libertarian candidates for every year of the LP’s existence and no other odd year comes close to 455 candidates. 2001 may have had 400 – although my records of local candidates are very sketchy for that year – but no other odd year had more than 250. Even subtracting all of NY (and there were some legit Libertarian candidates in NY), 2019 had more candidates than any other odd year except 1999, 2001, and 2003.

  3. paulie

    I don’t know why their count is so far short. They’re just not including a whole lot of candidates.

    But that’s exactly why. They are operating on the basis of incomplete information, however and whenever they happen to receive it and that transmit it at the right time to the right person to update the overall total. They have a small number of people trying to do way too many things, and can always use more input from those who have taken the time to look up more, even if it’s amended or updated more later it still advances their current state of knowledge or what they have summarized and transmitted to whoever looks at their site as a source of info.

    Generally speaking they rely on communication with state parties to list candidates, and that information is not transmitted, received, transcribed or updated perfectly.

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